Christmas can be a tough time financially for families. Children want so many things these days, and many are spoiled by multiple gifts from extended families. Some wise parent came up with the idea of the 4 Gifts for Christmas Challenge. The premise is that they would only buy each child 4 things: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read (or, in the case of pets, eat).
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Those of us who have pets in addition to or instead of children, also often have spoiled “pet children”. I know mine are. I shop for them all year long, not to mention all the products we get to review for the blog. They have a lot of stuff! I still can’t help myself from wanting to buy them Christmas gifts as well though. So we’ll try to narrow down our list, even though some of the things on it might be a bit too extravagant for this year!
We did this 4 Gifts hop two years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I especially liked looking back to see if I had finally gotten the crew everything on the list (most we did, in time)! This year our esteemed hostesses – Kol’s Notes and A Dog Walks into a Bar – upped the game and added an awesome giveaway for our readers to enter, not just here, but on many other blogs as well!
Here’s what’s on our list this year:
Want – CleverPet Hub. I am always saying how smart my dogs are, and smart dogs want to be mentally challenged! The Clever Pet Hub is an electronic game console with lights and a compartment that opens up to dispense treats as part of each game. Luke and Cricket would have such a blast with this, and what great stimulation it would be, especially on long cold winter days when we’re stuck inside more. This is the grand prize in the giveaway so be sure to enter! I wish we could!!
Need – DogTread treadmill for our Labrador retriever mix Luke. Luke doesn’t play ball as intensely as his sister does. If we don’t have time for both a walk, along with a game of ball to keep Cricket happy, he is bored and fidgety in the evening. That’s even when the weather is good! While Clever Pet could provide some mental stimulation, we need his joints to stay loose as well, because of his bad knees (luxating patellas). Often throughout the winter and spring our yard and trails look like the photo below, and we need an alternative to get him moving!
Wear – ComfortFlex Sport Harness* for our beagle Cricket. I got Luke one of these harnesses which we use for when we do nose works games. He knows what it means when I get it out. I’ve said before that I love this harness because it is so easy to put on. Cricket has a hard time staying still to have a harness put on, so I would love to get one of these to help get us out the door quicker when we’re headed for a walk! I especially love the Patriot (red, white & blue) pattern.
Eat – Golden Milk from the Honest Kitchen* for Samantha. Our cat Sam is what you would call “finicky”. Getting her to eat is a constant challenge. This milk might be something that would interest her and get a few more calories into her. It is full of healthy ingredients like organic coconut milk, honey, turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. The bonus is that if Sam decides she doesn’t like it, it’s good for dogs too (and they are not nearly as picky)!
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